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This podcast investigates the link between Jungian psychology and religion. Through dialogues with Jungian analysts and scholars, this podcast addresses fundamental questions Carl Gustav Jung asked, and tried to give answers to, throughout his lifetime which forms the foundation of his psychology. Specific emphasis is put on faith versus religious experience, and on Jung’s tireless wrestling with Christianity—and why it remains important for us today. The show is hosted by Jungian analyst Ja ...
 
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Melvins drummer Dale Crover is our guest this week! We discuss the band's new album of acoustic re-imaginings, Five Legged Dog, how the band narrowed down the song list for it, which songs the band attempted to rework but failed, and his thoughts on doing an acoustic tour. We also talk about the recent passing of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watt…
 
"What does it mean for Jung to be a Christian? Those symbols of the Christian church continued to matter for him deeply. The crucifixion remained a central image for his thinking, and the idea of resurrection, well, he reframed it in terms of winning through to a resurrected body when one is still alive. But that is the kind of language he would no…
 
Lewis and Henry de Jong, the brothers behind Alien Weaponry, join us this week! We discuss the the band's new album, Tangaroa, the record's themes of environmental awareness and how everyone needs to do more, why they felt writing about their Maori heritage was extremely important, how touring has changed their perspective on major issues affecting…
 
Jeremy Spencer, aka Grim Synner from Psycho Synner (the band formerly known as Psychosexual) -- and former drummer for Five Finger Death Punch -- is our guest on this special half-episode of the podcast! We discuss why the band rebranded from Psychosexual to Psycho Sinner, his plan to release nine albums on the same day (and when that will happen) …
 
Allan Wasega is a former mentee and now a mentor and a member of the management committee at www.kamilimu.org. We met to discuss my penchant for science and teaching, selfless commitment to mentorship at Kamilimu, involvement in sports leadership in Kenya, and my love for chapati, chicken, and roast potatoes. Come with us......…
 
Our guest this week is Local H mastermind Scott Lucas! We discuss the band's latest album, Lifers, and his activity on social media to promote it during the pandemic, working on the record with legendary producer Steve Albini, his tribute song to George Floyd, and how artists are often unaware of how many people their music reaches. We also talk ab…
 
Guitarist Jani Liimatainen of Insomnium (ex-Sonata Arctica) is our guest on this special half-episode of the podcast! We discuss the band's new EP, Argent Moon, releasing the songs as singles throughout the pandemic, how the tour for their last album, Heart Like A Grave, was completely cut short but they decided to forge ahead with new music anyway…
 
Rivers of Nihil vocalist Jake Dieffenbach is our guest this week to discuss the band's new album, The Work! We talk about how the band fearlessly continues to pursue their own musical direction with no boundaries, the meaning of and story behind the Dan Seagrave cover artwork, the pressure of following up their critically acclaimed 2018 album Where…
 
A letter from C.G Jung To Count Hermann Keyserling, 2 January 1928 Dear Count, Your return to yourself, enforced by illness, is on the right track and is something I have wished and expected for you. You identify with the eternally creative, restless, and ruthless god in yourself, therefore you see through everything personal— a tremendous fate whi…
 
Sven de Caluwé of Aborted is back for a special half-episode of the podcast! We discuss how he needed the band's new album Maniacult to keep him connected to music, how the horror movies he binge-watched during the pandemic inspired the album, why he feels the first two Friday the 13th films didn’t age well, how the 25th anniversary of the band pas…
 
Today, on the BIGGEST award-winningest 100th Podcast Episode premier deluxe release, we speak with friend of the show, Kevin Matthews. Keven, a return guest, spoke a bit about re-democratizing aspects of politics through his new online platform VoteNature.org. We talk drug policy and reform including touching on the subject of Legalization/Decrimin…
 
Mike Stringer of Spiritbox is our guest this week! We discuss their new album, Eternal Blue, the strategy of releasing standalone singles to introduce the project to fans, spending three years promoting music while unable to tour, the cancelation of their recent run with Limp Bizkit, how the FACTOR program from the Canadian government helped them s…
 
In this bonus material to episode four of Psychology and the Cross, you get to hear the full dream of C.G Jung about how his dream-father leads him to the "highest presence". A dream that Jung made his own interpretation of but which has also been analyzed by other scholars such as Wolfgang Giegerich. The dream was first shared by Jung in the Aniel…
 
Björn “Speed” Strid of The Night Flight Orchestra and Soilwork is back on the show! We start out by discussing the brand new album from The Night Flight Orchestra, Aeromantic II; why they released standalone singles that are not on the record, the entire band catching Covid-19 after their last tour in March of 2020, why there would not have been a …
 
What do we do if God is dead? British scholar, Paul Bishop examines the links and relationships between Nietzsche's Zarathustra and C.G Jung's Red Book. Understanding Jung's visionary work as an anti-Zarathustra, replying to Nietzsche that, God is not dead, “Er ist lebendiger denn je.” He is more alive than ever. For transcriptions, extra material,…
 
Jinjer vocalist Tatiana Shmayluk is back on the show! We discuss the band's new album, Wallflowers, the preparations the band is currently undergoing to get ready for a heavy touring schedule, what last year's socially distanced shows were like as performers, filming music videos and putting out a live album during the pandemic to stay engaged with…
 
Derrick Green of Sepultura is back on the show! We discuss the band's upcoming touring schedule, his thoughts on fans having to show vaccination cards to attend shows, how Sepultura decided to stay connected with each other through Zoom during the pandemic, why he feels the conflict currently happening in the Amazon needs more media attention, and …
 
On today's award winning episode of the Conversations With the Mind Podcast, we speak with very special guest Dr. Jen Currin-McCulloch. Jen and I discuss the importance of the Mind-Body connection and find ourselves deep in the weeds discussing existential questions as well as discussing the concept of finding and living into one's life purpose. Je…
 
"I’ve learned an awful lot from Jung. I feel I have an immense debt of gratitude to him, in that way, in that, if you read Jung, you’re really getting a little education in itself. What Jung is trying to do is to reinvest that notion of redemption with meaning. Not in a way that abandons its theological term, but to make it meaningful: an existenti…
 
Between the Buried and Me guitarist Paul Waggoner is our guest this week! We discuss why he feels the time was right to make a sequel to their classic album, Colors, the difficulty of being in the right mental state to write music during the pandemic, all the work that went into the animated video for “Fix The Error," the emotional experience of re…
 
Spirit Adrift mastermind Nate Garrett guests this week! We discuss the band's new EP, Forge Your Future, how his move to a new environment impacted the music, on being open to his influences when writing songs, the compliment that he got from Fenriz of Darkthrone, and the timeframe on a new Spirit Adrift full length. Nate also tells us how he's bec…
 
"Islam basically is acceptance. And this acceptance is not exactly identical with the Christian faith. Islam has—this is what interests me very much—in the Islamic perception of the mystery, I would say it is more open to the mystery: that God can also destroy. There’s no happy end guaranteed.” Episode description: Bernard Sartorius is a Jungian An…
 
Gost mastermind Baalberith is back on the show! We discuss the inspiration behind the new album, Rites of Love and Reverence, his mindset on following up Valediction after getting some harsh feedback from long-time fans, the need to be adventurous as a musician as he grows as a person, and the positive side of not touring during the last year. Peta…
 
Today we speak with esteemed guest Sean McAllister. Sean and I discuss his work as a lawyer focusing on cannabis and psychedelics and his work on numerous national decriminalization campaigns. He and I discuss his long history of drug policy reform advocacy and the the struggles and successes of these ventures as well as what the future holds and h…
 
Booka Nile from Make Them Suffer is our guest this week! We discuss their latest single, "Contraband," how the collaboration with Spiritbox's Courtney LaPlante came together; the current state of COVID in her native Australia, and the mental health issues that come with the pandemic; our strong sense of community across the heavy metal scene; not b…
 
Are you a parent or a guardian? Do you have a child, sibling, or relative battling drug abuse or drug addiction - this podcast is meant for you. We had Ms. Judy Twala of Nacada share with us nuggets of wisdom and give updates on drugs and substance abuse in our country. She says alcohol is a relapsing brain disease, and marijuana induces psychosis,…
 
The legendary Dee Snider returns to the podcast this week! We discuss his new solo album, Leave a Scar, writing and recording it with Jamey Jasta and his team, if he feels the "sophomore effort" label applies to this record given his history, and how this was the first time he has written lyrics since the Widowmaker days in the '90s. Dee also offer…
 
In this extra material to the third episode of Psychology & The Cross, philosopher and theology professor Sean McGrath speak on how to advance the Jungian paradigm and what is needed to "dream the dream forward". McGrath also talks of how he thinks that Professor Sonu Shamdasani single-handedly made Jung academically respectful as well as in his be…
 
Today we speak with esteemed guest Tiffany Banks. Tiffany and I are both in the same PhD cohort at the School of Social Work at Colorado State University. She specializes in research and advocacy for individuals who are neurodiverse, a much needed field of study. Tiffany and I discuss her work in the field and then dig deep into my work on the Myst…
 
Periphery mastermind Misha Mansoor is back on the podcast this week! Our conversation centers around his new solo album, Moderately Fast, Adequately Furious, releasing ten albums worth of Bulb archives last year, whether he ever plans to perform the Bulb material live, collaborating with his brother, and the trouble with getting honest feedback fro…
 
Today we speak with esteemed guest Sara Gael with whom I serve on the Denver Psilocybin Policy Review Panel. Sara and I talk about her psychedelic origins and what got her interested in the study of consciousness and the application of harm reduction strategies for challenging experiences. We cover some of her amazing career working for MAPS (the M…
 
Mayhem vocalist Attila Csihar guests this week to discuss the band's new EP, Atavistic Black Disorder/Kommando, which consists of three new originals and four classic punk covers. Attila shares the punk rock albums that shaped him in his youth, how he had to smuggle music into communist Hungary while growing up there in the early '80s, his first ti…
 
What are the obstacles when trying to bridge the psychology of C.G Jung and Christianity? The obstacle according to Philosopher Sean McGrath is 'psychological absolutism'. In this extra material from the third episode of the podcast 'Psychology & The Cross' Professor McGrath discusses the work of Wolfgang Giegerich, the limitations of psychology, a…
 
Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage and Times of Grace is our guest this week! We talk about the new Times of Grace album, Songs of Loss and Separation, their first in 10 years, and reflect on its predecessor, The Hymn of a Broken Man. Adam shares his thoughts on the importance of keeping his mind busy during dark times, working on music videos wi…
 
Prolific death metal drummer and multi-instrumentalist Hannes Grossmann is our guest! We discuss the recruitment process for his latest solo album, To Where The Light Retreats, the role he takes on as composer for his own material, how Tori Amos inspired a song on the new record, the story behind the hand-drawn cover artwork, how the songs on his f…
 
We live in a world painstakingly filled with challenges some of which distabilize our mental health. It is incumbent upon us to help ourselves and one another navigate through these challenges and overpower the factors inherent to distabilizing our mental balance. However, to do this we must understand the giants that fight our mental stability. Dr…
 
Howard Jones is back on the podcast! We discuss H.A.I.T.(How Awesome Is That), his movie watching podcast with Jamey Jasta and Charlie Bellmore; the imprint '80s action movies left on us growing up' the work environment that surrounded him during the making of the new Light the Torch album; his lyrical approach on the new record; being open to chan…
 
"At the end of the day, psychological integration is not salvation. And I think that most people who have done the work will be ready enough to concede that. This is not the end of the road, it’s not salvation. What do we want? We don’t want just integrated individuals, but we want a redeemed order of being, we want justice on earth.” Episode descr…
 
Our forefathers practiced fork medicine by using herbs and other remedies as therapy for treating and managing communicable and non-communicable diseases. This indigenous knowledge was handed down over the years and now millions of people rely on herbal medicine for the treatment of various infections. In this episode, Dr. Mathew Piero Ngugi Ph.D.,…
 
Aaron Beam of Red Fang is our guest this week! We discuss the band's new album, 'Arrows,' the dark turn in the playful music video for their single “Why?”, reuniting with producer Chris Funk, the album's title, the benefits of meditation, how that process makes him more productive in all of his avenues of creativity, and more. Petar, Brandon, and S…
 
Many countries in the world are grappling with neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The story of Kenya is bittersweet. A lot has been done and a lot more is on the shelf. Dr. Jimmy Kihara of KEMRI and MoH shares with us some of the success stories. He says science takes long to mature and is akin to a call of sacrifice. There is need for mentors to …
 
Perturbator mastermind James Kent is back on the show! We discuss his first new album in five years, Lustful Sacraments, why it took him so long to complete the record, the heavy influence of goth music this time around, why he feels it's important to tour less than he did in the past, and the 10 year anniversary of Perturbator. He also tells us ab…
 
At The Gates frontman Tomas Lindberg is our guest this week! We discuss the band's new album, The Nightmare of Being, the emotions that informed its songwriting process, the difficulty of choosing a single from an album designed to listen to from start to finish, recognizing art as a defensive mechanism for himself, and his feeling about At War Wit…
 
In this short segment, Amy Cook explains Kierkegaard and Jung's views on anxiety, despair and neurosis and the potential held in mental suffering. This is bonus material to an episode of the Psychology & The Cross podcast. For full episode, transcriptions and feedback visit: www.cross.center Subscribe on Youtube: https://bit.ly/3sXloJb…
 
Crypta bassist and singer Fernanda Lira (ex-Nervosa) is our guest this week! We discuss the journey of creating Crypta's debut album, Echoes of The Soul, why leaving Nervosa was both the best and most difficult decision she ever made, the recruitment process for finding the right members in the new band, why the old-school cover painting by Wes Ben…
 
Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares is our guest this week! Front and center is the band's new album, Aggression Continuum, and the public spat between Cazares and former singer Burton Seabell, whose vocals appear on the album. Dino discusses the communication breakdown between he and Burton after recording the album in 2017, how he is handling all…
 
My conversation with Amy Cook about Kierkegaard and Jung in the episode of Psychology & The Cross was so rich. I, therefore, decided to share some extra material highlighting specific topics discussed in her book, ‘Jung & Kierkegaard – Researching a kindred spirit in the shadows’. In this short segment, Amy explains both Kierkegaard and Jung's view…
 
Caliban guitarist Marc Görtz is our guest on this special half-episode of The MetalSucks Podcast! We discuss the band's decision to re-record some classic songs in their native German tongue for the Zeitgeister EP, the reason they choose the track "Intoleranz" for a video, advice on how to keep a band together for 25 years, the difficulty of tourin…
 
One Health is the concept of a transdisciplinary system connecting human, animal, and environmental health to address emerging disease challenges. This approach calls upon us to build a multidisciplinary collaboration and camaraderie by de-sectoralizing human, animal, plant, and ecosystem health to take a more integrated approach to health.…
 
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